The '''University of the Arts''' ('''UArts''') is a university of Visual arts|visual
and Performing arts|performing
arts based in Philadelphia
. Its campus makes up part of the Avenue of the Arts (Philadelphia)|Avenue of the Arts
in Center City, Philadelphia
. Dating back to the 1870s, it is one of the oldest schools of art school|art
or music school|music
in the United States.
The university is composed of two colleges and two Divisions: the College of Art, Media & Design, and the College of Performing Arts, as well as the Division of Liberal Arts and the Division of Continuing Studies. Many alumni have achieved notable success.